I came up with the idea of painting a pig in a vase while waiting for a software installation to finish. I had limited time to set up since the sunlight only comes into the living room a certain way between 10 and 10:30 in the morning. The pig I originally wanted to use didn't look very good either so I chose this brass pig that was on a shelf nearby. I used a piece of MDF board for this piece because I've heard good things about it. I'm not sure I'm sold on it just yet, maybe a couple more tries will do the trick.